City travel in South Tyrol– Vacationing near Bozen / Bolzano
Vacationing in South Tyrol, near Bozen / Bolzano
Visitors from far and near appreciate the special flair of South Tyrol. A pinch of Mediterranean culture and a big dose of alpine charm – combined with a wonderfully variegated landscape. The exciting culinary options and the wealth of cultural highlights (including interesting local customs and traditions) make South Tyrol an especially worthwhile holiday destination.
You definitely should visit the eight South Tyrolean Cities. Many of them have managed to preserve their historical "old town" district with typical arbors. Today, these picturesque towns are the ideal spot for relaxed strolls and window-shopping.
Possible leisure-time activities include a rich cultural life and numerous artistic and cultural events. Countless medieval fortresses, castles, and manorial estates – ancient historical witnesses of bygone eras – are open for public viewing. A number of museums and the many sightseeing spots in and around the cities of South Tyrol reflect the region's long history. Impressive concerts in a special atmosphere – e.g., the Gardens of the Trauttmansdorff Castle or Tirol Castle – round out the experience.
Event highlights in South Tyrol
Events in South Tyrol
Culture, entertainment, and pleasure – Vacationing in South Tyrol means enjoying a little bit of everything. Besides the traditional Advent / Christmas markets, country festivals, and concerts, there's also a big program of athletic events and outdoor theater performances.
The spring and autumn are dedicated to a rich variety of culinary pleasures, including the Herbal Week and the Game Meat Week. In the wine-growing areas, many wineries also invite you to partake of the traditional "Törggelen." But in summer, outdoor events dominate. There are festivals, concerts, and theater performances – on the lakeside, in a medieval castle, or on the mountainside. In the wintertime, you can look forward to numerous sporting events and the traditional Christmas season markets.
Event highlights in Bozen / Bolzano:
South Tyrolean Jazz Festival
The South Tyrolean Jazz Festival is held all over the province – in part at special locations in the midst of Mother Nature.
This event has now established itself as an important date in the European dancing scene. During it, South Tyrol is transformed into a meeting place for dance fans from all over the world.
Traditional "Christkindl" Market in Bozen / Bolzano
Every year, this – Italy's biggest Advent season / Christmas market – welcomes thousands of visitors in the fabulously decorated heart of the city.
Event highlights in Meran / Merano:
Garden Nights at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, near Meran / Merano
From June till August, there is a series of open-air concerts at the lakeside stage of the Botanical Gardens.
Grape Festival in Meran / Merano: South Tyrol's oldest Thanksgiving festival
Countless musicians from South Tyrol and abroad make this festive parade capping the grape harvest a really special occasion.